Hello, English Muse readers! This is Hannah B. once again from Secrets of a Belle. With warm weather in full swing here in the South, I thought I’d share a little piece of what I love about living where I do: the mountains! There is nothing better this time of year than taking an afternoon, driving up in the mountains a little bit and sticking your feet in a river. I thought I’d share 2 things in particular that have been in the back of my mind. The first is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson and the second is a song that people always seemed to be singing around the house when I was growing up (sung here by Laurel & Hardy!).
There’s something reassuring about knowing that you are just a small piece in the huge play of creation, that the mountains have been here for years before you and will remain for years after, and that, in today’s age of constant engagement and white noise, there’s still places you can go to get quiet and feel overwhelmed by the nature around you. Do you have places like that where you live?